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December 4, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

2020-21 Montgomery County School Year to Start Before Labor Day

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will open before Labor Day next school year, for the first time since 2016.  On Dec. 3, the county school board unanimously approved that in the 2020-2021 school year, classes will start on Aug. 31, 2020 and end on June 16, 2021. Labor Day will fall on Sept. 7. The […]

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November 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Maryland, Virginia Ink Accord on New American Legion Bridge

The Maryland and Virginia governors have agreed on moving forward with a new American Legion Bridge as well as funding formulas on how the costs will be distributed, according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s office. The bridge, which connects Montgomery County with Northern Virginia, has eight lanes with 235,000 vehicles crossing the Potomac River daily. It’s […]

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November 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Chief Jones on Flag Controversy: I’m Trying to ‘Bring the Sides Together’

Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones weighed in on the Thin Blue Line Flag controversy on Friday night. After he was officially sworn in as police chief at Gaithersburg High School, Jones told MyMCMedia that his goal to work through the strong feelings on both sides of the debate. Jones noted that the flag has […]

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November 7, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich, County Leaders Discuss Kirwan Recommendations for MCPS

The Coalition for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future held a School Funding and Policy Community Forum Wednesday at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.  The forum was a space to discuss the Kirwan Commission’s education policy recommendations and what they mean for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The Kirwan Commission, created in 2016, is […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Stands By Decision to Prohibit Divisive Flag

County Executive Marc Elrich met with members of the media Monday afternoon and doubled down on his decision to prohibit a Thin Blue Line flag from being displayed at the Germantown District police station. Elrich said his problem with the flag is that it’s been appropriated by Blue Lives Matter, a media group started in […]

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November 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Takes Aim at Elrich for Banning ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag

Gov. Larry Hogan has taken aim at County Executive Marc Elrich’s decision to ban a “Thin Blue Line” flag from being hung at the Germantown District police station. On Oct. 30, Montgomery County Police Department tweeted a photo of a wooden Thin Blue Line flag crafted by a young boy as a gift to Germantown […]

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November 1, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Governor Hogan Appoints Judge in Montgomery County District Court

Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the appointment of Victor Del Pino to the Montgomery County District Court. The governor’s appointments were made after interviewing submissions from the judicial nominating committee. Victor Del Pino is currently a partner with the firm of McGann, Del Pino, and Hughes LLC. He has been with the Rockville firm since […]

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October 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Hogan Tours Life Science Company in Germantown

Gov. Larry Hogan toured Mars Symbioscience in Germantown on Tuesday morning. Mars Symbioscience is a technology-based health and life sciences business that was established in 2005. It’s other business segments include CocoaVia, Mars Sustainable Solutions, Mars Biomedical, and The Mars Center For Cocoa Health Science. Mars Symbioscience informs the practices of these businesses through scientific […]

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September 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

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Flags Fly at Half-Staff on Patriot Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United States flag and Maryland State flag flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from sunrise to sunset. This is in honor of Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance, in respect and memory of the victims who died as a result of the terrorist […]

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September 6, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Gov. Hogan Deploys Hurricane Rescue Team to North Carolina

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan sent the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) to North Carolina Thursday to help with Hurricane Dorian rescues and relief, he said in a press release.  Today I authorized the deployment of members of the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) of the @MDNG to North Carolina to assist in potential […]

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